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2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Toyota RAV4
Toyota
8.3
Price$34,400 - $52,700
Fuel Efficiency4.7 - 6.7 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$34,400 - $52,700
Fuel Efficiency4.7 - 6.7 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the RAV4

It's Australia's best-selling SUV, and a majority of Toyota RAV4 sales are of the fuel-sipping hybrid variant. That makes it one of Australia's most popular hybrid vehicles, in addition to one of the few hybrid mid-sized SUVs on the market.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Efficient hybrid powertrain

Spacious and comfortable interior

Balanced dynamics

Miss

So-so infotainment

Extraordinarily long waiting lists for some variants

Base powertrain is less impressive

Video Review

RAV4 Video Review

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Verdict

1000km+ (620mi+) per tank! 2021 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid expert detailed review, 0-100 4K

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Did you know, you'll get 1000km+ (620mi+) per tank of fuel in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? Paul gets behind the wheel of the all-new Toyota RAV4 Cruiser hybrid to see why there is a 12 month waiting list for Toyota's newest hybrid SUV. Is it worth the wait? Watch and find out!

RAV4 Price

What is the price of a Toyota RAV4?
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD: $34,400
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD Hybrid: $36,900
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 GX AWD Hybrid: $39,900
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD: $37,950 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD Hybrid: $40,450 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD Hybrid: $43,450 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE 2WD Hybrid: $43,250 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE AWD Hybrid: $46,250 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser 2WD: $43,250
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser 2WD Hybrid: $45,750 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser AWD Hybrid: $48,750 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Edge AWD: $50,200 
  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 Edge AWD Hybrid: $52,700 

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Toyota RAV4

News

All the latest RAV4 news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Toyota RAV4 range is best for you?

RAV4 GX highlights:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display
  • DAB digital radio
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seats and centre armrest
  • Dual-zone climate control (hybrid only)
  • LED headlights (parabolic, auto-levelling in petrol; projector in hybrid)
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Five USB ports
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
  • Front/rear carpet mats
  • Space saver spare tyre
  • Rear mudflaps
  • Electronic parking brake
  • DAB+ radio
  • Rear seat belt reminders 
  • LED interior lighting 

RAV4 GXL adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • ‘Premium’ grille and bumper combo
  • Privacy glass
  • Leatherette-wrapped shifter
  • Self-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Reversing camera with active guide lines
  • Front mudflaps
  • Roof rails
  • Illuminated interior door switches

RAV4 XSE adds:

  • Black exterior accents
  • Black two-tone roof finish
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in gloss black
  • Black headliner and pillar garnish
  • Leather-accented door trims
  • Ambient lighting (model specific)
  • Softex ‘premium’ seat upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power adjustment with lumbar support (driver)
  • 7.0-inch driver supervision display
  • Electric tailgate

RAV4 Cruiser adds:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels (Cruiser 2WD)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in gloss black (Hybrid)
  • Auto power-folding mirrors
  • Power sunroof
  • Power tailgate
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Ambient lighting
  • Nine-speaker JBL sound system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Heated/ventilated front seats 
  • Eight-way power seat adjustment (front passenger)

RAV4 Edge adds:

  • Model-specific exterior styling
  • Off-road mode selector dial
  • Hill-descent control
  • Softex ‘premium’ upholstery
  • Rear cross-traffic assist 
  • Parking support brake

Variants

What are the variants of the Toyota RAV4?
GX (2WD)
FROM
$34,400
GX (2WD) HYBRID
FROM
$36,900
GX (2WD) HYBRID NAV
FROM
$37,900
GXL (2WD)
FROM
$37,950
GX (2WD) FSS + NAVIGATION HYBR
FROM
$38,200
GX (AWD) HYBRID
FROM
$39,900
GXL (2WD) HYBRID
FROM
$40,450
GX (AWD) HYBRID NAV
FROM
$40,900
GX (AWD) FSS + NAVIGATION HYBR
FROM
$41,200
CRUISER (2WD)
FROM
$43,250
XSE (2WD) HYBRID
FROM
$43,250
GXL (AWD) HYBRID
FROM
$43,450
CRUISER (2WD) HYBRID
FROM
$45,750
XSE (AWD) HYBRID
FROM
$46,250
CRUISER (AWD) HYBRID
FROM
$48,750
EDGE (AWD)
FROM
$50,200
EDGE (AWD) (PANORAMIC SUNROOF)
FROM
$51,500
EDGE (AWD) HYBRID
FROM
$52,700
Variant Name
GX (2WD)
Price From
$34,400
Series
MXAA52R
Style
5D WAGON
Transmission
Continuous Variable
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Economy
6.0L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Toyota RAV4 Interior

The interior presents pretty well two years after the current-generation RAV4’s launch, though some elements are a little dated.

The clean, uncluttered layout with more straight lines has aged well, and build quality feels rock solid.

Opting for the Cruiser and Edge gets you padded, leatherette-lined door tops compared to the hard plastic of lower grades, but otherwise the fundamentals are the same. The touchpoints are all soft-touch or leather/leatherette-lined, the ergonomics are sound, and visibility is great.

Where the RAV4 feels a little behind the benchmarks is in its displays and infotainment system. The 8.0-inch central touchscreen is well featured on paper – offering wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB radio and, on most models, satellite navigation – but in operation it feels quite old hat.

The graphics aren’t super flashy, the screen resolution is fairly average compared to Korean and European alternatives, and response times are laggy. At least it has physical shortcut buttons, though.

Space and storage up front is pretty good, with a decent cubby under the front-centre armrest, deep door bins that can accommodate larger bottles, as well as cupholders between the front seats. There’s also the shelf midway up the dashboard in front of the passenger that can hold phones and wallets.

In the second row the Toyota continues to be one of the class leaders, with more than enough room for two tall adults even behind other tall adults in the front.

ISOFIX anchor points on the outboard positions mean parents can get little ones secured, and there are bottle holders in the doors and air vents.

Should you need to fit a third person in the middle, the seat itself is wide enough to be reasonably comfortable for longer journeys, but if you are putting three teenagers in the back regularly, it may be worth looking at a Kluger.

It’s no wonder the Toyota RAV4 has proven to be so popular with Australian families, given its spacious and versatile interior.

Exterior

Photos and Images of the Toyota RAV4 Exterior

The GX is the only model to ride on 17-inch alloy wheels.

The GXL, XSE and Cruiser Hybrid ride on 18s, with the latter two featuring wheels with a gloss black finish.

Petrol Cruiser models feature 19-inch alloys, as do all Edge models. The latter also feature aesthetic tweaks like a unique grille to distinguish them from lesser RAV4s.

The new XSE grade also features various black finishes inside and out.

RAV4 Colours

What colours are available for the Toyota RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 is available in nine different colours, however not all are available across all variants. The following are available on the Cruiser and GXL:

  • Glacier White
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Sky
  • Graphite
  • Atomic Rush (red)
  • Eclipse Black
  • Mineral Blue
  • Saturn Blue

The GX misses out on Crystal Pearl. The XSE missed out on Crystal Pearl, Atomic Rush, Eclipse lack and Saturn Blue.

The top-spec Toyota RAV4 Edge misses out on the two white colours and Saturn Blue but it does get its own unique Jungle Khaki colour.

Premium paint is a $675 option.

A full list of colours for the 2022 range has yet to be announced.

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Toyota RAV4?

Toyota Australia offers up to five years (60 months) or 75,000km of capped-price servicing, with intervals of 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

All RAV4 engine variants cost $230 per service for the first five visits under the capped-price servicing program.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Toyota RAV4 drivability?

Toyota products based on the TNGA platform have consistently scored well for their ride and handling balance, offering a direct enough connection to keep you involved while being impressively comfortable all round.

The RAV4 is no different. Steering this mid-size SUV is wonderfully predictable and fluid, and it’s just as at home on pimpled inner-city streets as it is out on the freeway.

With the hybrid powertrain, it almost always sets off on e-power, and the petrol engine kicks in once things are rolling. You can silently putt along below 40km/h on flat ground or descents.

You can chirp the tyres easily in front-wheel drive hybrid models but you won’t with the base 2.0-litre. It doesn’t have much oomph until you’re carrying some revs, with some breathless moments as the speedo gradually climbs. It’s fine for urban commuting, however.

The hybrid is more athletic, though hit the throttle a little harder and the 2.5-litre petrol quickly fires, as the CVT flares revs to keep you in the power band. As is the case with Toyota’s hybrid engines, pushing hard can result in a vocal, unrefined soundtrack. That applies to the 2.0-litre, too. 

Another issue across the range is the presence of tyre roar on rougher road surfaces. 

When you’re not wringing its neck, the RAV4 Hybrid gets along in a smooth and relaxed manner, and the shuffling between power sources is generally pretty seamless bar the change in sound.

When things get twisty the RAV4 is happy to play along, too. As noted earlier the TNGA underpinnings and communicative controls mean it’s not a bore to pilot this thing through bends, and if you flick it into Power mode both power sources team up to give you a bit of shove.

Toyota’s suite of assists are impressive. Where previous generations of product had overzealous steering corrections and an infuriating range of beeps and bongs, this latest iteration is intuitive, more natural and more likely to be kept on.

Adaptive cruise control and Lane Tracing Assist work well to take the load off longer freeway stints, while blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and surround cameras aid visibility at various speeds.

It makes the RAV4 a very easy car to live with, and its all-round consistency and competency is no doubt a key driver to its sales success not just in Australia but globally.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The Toyota RAV4 wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on tests conducted in 2019.

It scored of 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 85 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 83 per cent for safety assist.

The following safety features are standard across the range:

  • AEB with pedestrian/daytime cyclist detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reversing camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Trailer sway control

For 2022 the RAV4 Edge gains rear cross-traffic assist, as well as low-speed AEB in forward and reverse for static objects when parking.

5
overall
93%
passenger
89%
infant
85%
pedestrian
83%
detection

RAV4 Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Toyota RAV4?

The current generation of RAV4 was introduced in 2019, with a facelifted model launched in the first quarter of 2022.

RAV4 Options

Options list for the Toyota RAV4

You can add satellite navigation to the GX Hybrid for $1000, or both sat-nav and a full-size spare for $1300.

The only other option is a panoramic sunroof, which is limited to the Edge petrol. You can't option this with the Edge Hybrid.

RAV4 Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Toyota RAV4?

The RAV4 is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Stick to your annual service schedule and the company extends the engine and driveline warranty to seven years, while hybrid batteries are covered for up to 10 years provided logbook maintenance is conducted during that period.

RAV4 Stock Availability

Is the Toyota RAV4 available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

Toyota RAV4 buyers have experienced some of the longest waiting times in the industry, with those who have ordered popular variants like the Cruiser hybrid waiting an average of 12 months to get the keys.

This is unlikely to change until the second half of this year.

RAV4 Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Toyota RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4’s boot space measures 580L with the rear seats up and with a space-saver spare. A full-size spare is optional only in GX models.

RAV4 Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Toyota RAV4 use and what are its emissions?

The Toyota RAV4 uses 4.7L/100km on the combined cycle in front-wheel drive hybrid guise and 4.8L/100km with all-wheel drive.

Official figures for 2022 models with naturally-aspirated engines have yet to be released. These may see improved fuel economy with the addition of automatic stop/start technology. The 2021 RAV4, when equipped with the 2.0-litre engine, uses 6.5L/100km and the 2.5-litre Edge uses 7.5L/100km.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 TOYOTA RAV4 fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
GX (2WD)MXAA52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
GX (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.7-
GX (2WD) HYBRID NAVAXAH52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.7-
GXL (2WD)MXAA52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
GX (2WD) FSS + NAVIGATION HYBRAXAH52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.7-
GX (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-
GXL (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.7-
GX (AWD) HYBRID NAVAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-
GX (AWD) FSS + NAVIGATION HYBRAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-
CRUISER (2WD)MXAA52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
XSE (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.7-
GXL (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-
CRUISER (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.7-
XSE (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-
CRUISER (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-
EDGE (AWD)AXAA54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--6.7-
EDGE (AWD) (PANORAMIC SUNROOF)AXAA54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--6.7-
EDGE (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.8-

RAV4 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 measures 4615mm long, 1690mm tall and 1865mm wide, with a 2690mm wheelbase.

Towing capacity varies. Braked towing capacity is 480kg in front-wheel drive hybrid models, 800kg in 2.0-litre models, and 1500kg in AWD hybrid and 2.5-litre models.

Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg in all bar the front-wheel drive hybrid models, where it’s 480kg.

The kerb weight of the 2.0-litre petrol RAV4 ranges from 1515kg to 1620kg.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 TOYOTA RAV4 measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
GX (2WD)MXAA52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GX (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GX (2WD) HYBRID NAVAXAH52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GXL (2WD)MXAA52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GX (2WD) FSS + NAVIGATION HYBRAXAH52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GX (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GXL (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GX (AWD) HYBRID NAVAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GX (AWD) FSS + NAVIGATION HYBRAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516852690
CRUISER (2WD)MXAA52R5D WAGON4600185516902690
XSE (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
GXL (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516852690
CRUISER (2WD) HYBRIDAXAH52R5D WAGON4600185516852690
XSE (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516852690
CRUISER (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516852690
EDGE (AWD)AXAA54R5D WAGON4615185516902690
EDGE (AWD) (PANORAMIC SUNROOF)AXAA54R5D WAGON4615185516902690
EDGE (AWD) HYBRIDAXAH54R5D WAGON4600185516902690

The 2022 TOYOTA RAV4 has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 800kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 480kg to 750kg depending on the variant.

RAV4 Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Toyota RAV4 competes in one of the most bustling and popular segments on the Australian new car market. There's a glut of rivals, including but not limited to the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan.

There are also models from challenger brands, including the Haval H6, MG HS and SsangYong Korando.

RAV4 Sales Data

How well has the Toyota RAV4 been selling?

The RAV4 was not only easily the best-selling mid-sized SUV in Australia in 2021, it was the best-selling SUV, period.

Toyota sold 35,751 RAV4s, with the Mazda CX-5 a distant second at 24,968.

Should you buy the RAV4

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

Yes.

If you can stomach a potentially long wait, you'll get one of the most impressive mid-sized SUVs on the market. There's a reason these are so popular.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

There's a glut of rivals for the RAV4 but some of the more popular options in the segment include the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail.

The Outlander and X-Trail are the only members of this group to offer the option of a (small) third row. The former was recently redesigned, and a new version of the latter is launching later in 2022 to replace the rather dated current X-Trail. There's no hybrid Outlander, though Mitsubishi is introducing a redesigned plug-in hybrid.

The Tucson and Sportage have also been recently redesigned, though there's no sign yet of the hybrid models available overseas. They offer cabins similarly spacious to that of the RAV4, all of which are roomier than the CX-5 which counters by being among the more engaging vehicles in this segment to drive.

Toyota RAV4 Interesting Facts

Did you know?

Hybrid models account for over 70 per cent of RAV4 sales overall.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Toyota RAV4 range kicks off from $34,400 (plus on-road costs) for the "RAV4 GX (2WD)" variant and finishes at $52,700 (plus on-road costs) for the "RAV4 EDGE (AWD) HYBRID" variant.

The Toyota RAV4 is built in Japan and is then shipped to Australia.

The Toyota RAV4 has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 800kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 480kg to 750kg depending on the variant.

Toyota suggested that owners service their Toyota RAV4 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Toyota RAV4 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Toyota RAV4 use Unleaded Petrol or Unleaded Petrol/electric.

The Toyota RAV4 has 5 doors.

In our latest review the Toyota RAV4 scored 8.7 out of 10. Read the full Toyota RAV4 review here.

The Toyota RAV4 had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.